Sweden v Turkey, 15 June 2000

Score0-0
RefereeDick Jol
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group B
VenuePhilips Stadium, Eindhoven
Attendance27,000
Kick Off: 20:45 Local (19:45 BST) Assistant referees: Jaap Pool (Netherlands) Emanuel Zammit (Malta) Fourth official: Terje Hauge (Norway) Man of the Match: Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden) Sweden and Turkey played out a mutually detrimental goalless draw that means to join Italy in the UEFA EURO 2000 quarter-finals they must win their final Group B matches and hope the other result goes their way. Sweden had the better of the subdued exchanges but it was not until the dying minutes that the 24,500 fans in Eindhoven were teased to the edge of their seats. Hakan Ünsal's dangerous low ball somehow evaded everyone, while at the other end substitute Jörgen Pettersson curled a free-kick a whisker over. In truth, neither side deserved the three points. After opening day defeats there were changes to both teams. With Patrick Andersson suspended and Roland Nilsson injured, Gary Sundgren and Teddy Lucic came into the Sweden defence with Olof Mellberg switching to centre-back. Håkan Mild and Henrik Larsson were also recalled. For Turkey, Mustafa İzzet was given his full debut, while Arif Erdem, Hakan Ünsal and Suat Kaya all came in. The effect of those wholesale changes was that the teams spent most of the scrappy opening exchanges getting reacquainted and chances were at a premium. Kennet Andersson's third-minute free-kick brought a fine save from Rüştü Reçber, while Turkey briefly threatened when Ümit Davala and Araf sent volleys just off target. The play became even more disjointed as the match went on – any quality stood out like a beacon. On 29 minutes Niclas Alexandersson and Larsson combined well to release Kennet Andersson, but the striker's shot was saved by Rüştü's feet. Another bright spot saw the impressive Lucic set Fredrik Ljungberg free, but the Arsenal FC man failed to connect with only the goalkeeper to beat. It was a similar pattern in the second period, with Sweden showing more purpose but little finesse. Both sides rang the changes, and Turkey substitute Sergen Yalçın produced the one moment of real danger in the half on 71 minutes. He seized on Joachim Björklund's poor clearance and ran at the retreating defence before firing in a powerful shot that Magnus Hedman did well to turn away. Okan Buruk was quick to the rebound, but shot over. The draw means Italy are through and to join them Turkey and Sweden need to win in four days and hope for a favourable result elsewhere.

0  Sweden

Manager: Tommy Soderberg/Lars Lagerback

0  Turkey

Manager: Mustafa Denizli

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Magnus Hedman
Defender Joachim Bjorklund (captain)
Defender Gary Sundgren
Defender/Centre back Teddy Lucic
Defender/Centre back Olof Mellberg
Defender/Midfielder Johan Mjallby
Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg
Midfielder Hakan Mild
Forward Henrik Larsson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rüştü Reçber
Defender Fatih Akyel
Defender Ogün Temizkanoğlu (captain)
Defender Umit Davala
Defender/Centre back Alpay Ozalan
Midfielder Hakan Unsal
Midfielder Muzzy Izzet
Midfielder Okan Buruk
Midfielder Suat Kaya
Forward Arif Erdem

Substitutions:

Jorgen Pettersson for Kennet Andersson 46
Anders Andersson for Niclas Alexandersson 62
Magnus Svensson for Henrik Larsson 77

Substitutions:

Tayfun Korkut for Umit Davala 45
Sergen Yalçın for Muzzy Izzet 58
Tugay Kerimoğlu for Ogün Temizkanoğlu 59

Cards:

Johan Mjallby 68 Y

Cards:

Suat Kaya 5 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mattias Asper
Goalkeeper Magnus Kihlstedt
Defender Roland Nilsson
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Andersson
Midfielder Anders Andersson
Midfielder Magnus Svensson
Forward Marcus Allback

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Fevzi Tuncay
Goalkeeper Omer Çatkıç
Defender Osman Ozkolylu
Midfielder Abdullah Ercan
Midfielder Ayhan Akman
Midfielder Ergun Penbe
Midfielder Sergen Yalçın
Midfielder Tayfun Korkut
Midfielder Tayfur Havutçu
Midfielder Tugay Kerimoğlu